Polaroid revolutionized traditional photography by compressing darkroom processes into an integrated film unit and producing a final photograph in the seconds following the click of a camera shutter. A symposium titled “Edwin Land and Instant Photography: Massachusetts’ First National Historic Chemical Landmark” will reflect on Polaroid’s novel R&D procedures. Speakers will include Judy Giordan (Henry F. Whalen, Jr., Award winner), Larry Friedman, Chris Hollinsed, Mike Filosa, and John C. Warner (Perkin Award winner), who will discuss “What Else Evolved from Polaroid? Green Chemistry.” Sunday, Aug. 16, from 2:00 to 4:30 PM at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 50.
The American Chemical Society will dedicate the former Polaroid Research Laboratory as a National Historic Chemical Landmark on Aug. 13, during a ceremony at the MIT Museum in Cambridge. ACS members are invited to attend; registration is required.
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